Ariel Young's family opposes Britt Reid plea deal

Two days after former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid pleaded responsible to felony driving whereas intoxicated stemming from a 2021 crash that significantly injured a 5-year-old lady, the lady’s mom detailed the incident to ABC News.

Wearing a shirt that learn “Ariel Strong,” Felicia Miller recounted the quick moments earlier than the incident, as her daughter, Ariel Young, sat within the again seat after Miller pulled over on the aspect of a highway to assist her cousin, whose automotive had damaged down.

“I simply keep in mind wanting within the mirror seeing him coming, like simply full velocity coming, after which rapidly everyone was knocked out,” Miller stated of Reid, whose pickup truck slammed into each automobiles at about 84 mph on an entrance ramp. Reid, the son of Chiefs Coach Andy Reid, was certainly one of six folks injured within the accident, however Young suffered a traumatic mind damage.

In the ABC interview, Miller stated she was relieved when Young awoke from a two-week coma following the accident, however she stated her daughter didn’t acknowledge her: “She didn’t know who I used to be.” Now 7, Young is again in class, Miller stated.

Britt Reid, 37, was positioned on administrative leave by the Chiefs, and the crew subsequently introduced that his contract expired and he was now not a member of the group. He was charged in April 2021 with a felony offense and confronted as much as seven years in jail if convicted, however following the plea deal he faces a doable sentence of as much as 4 years. Reid’s sentencing is scheduled for late October.

“He’s simply getting a slap on the wrist,” Miller stated. “If anyone else had did that, [if] we did that, if any of us hit his automotive, being drunk hitting his automotive and injured his youngsters, we’d have been in jail.”

Reid in court docket on Monday expressed contrition.

“I actually remorse what I did,” he stated. “I made an enormous mistake. I apologize to the household. I didn’t imply to harm anybody.”

An legal professional for Young’s household, Tom Porto, stated they opposed the deal.

Prosecutors have stated medical data listed Young as having suffered accidents together with extreme traumatic mind damage, left parietal fracture, mind contusions and subdural hematomas in the course of the crash. According to a GoFundMe marketing campaign to profit Young, she was described in April 2021 as out of the hospital and present process bodily remedy whereas unable to “stroll, speak or eat like a standard 5-year-old.”

Reid is accused of getting a serum blood alcohol focus of 0.113, above the authorized restrict of 0.08, roughly two hours after the crash occurred. He advised a police officer the evening of the crash that he was wanting over his left shoulder to see the place he might merge as he drove on the doorway ramp and that he didn’t see any lights on the automotive earlier than he made affect. The officer “detected an odor of intoxicants and famous [Reid’s] eyes have been bloodshot and pink,” in response to prosecutors.

Reid suffered a groin damage within the incident and required surgical procedure. He didn’t journey with the Chiefs to Tampa for Super Bowl LV, which Kansas City lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Reid spent eight years on the Chiefs workers, the final two as a linebackers coach after holding different positions with the defensive unit.

In 2007, whereas out on bail in Pennsylvania following an incident of highway rage by which he was accused of wielding a gun, Reid was charged with driving beneath the affect of a managed substance and with drug possession after he allegedly drove right into a procuring cart in a parking zone. He pleaded responsible to these fees and accomplished a 15-month drug court docket program in 2009.

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